Bowling Green, OH: Participating in the annual holiday parade is a way for Wood Lane to thank the community for their support. While the weather prohibited our thank you float (which had an eight foot sun and larger-than- life sunglasses) from marching down Main Street on Saturday, we know that the spirit behind the 2014 Wood Lane float “Our Community Shines Better Together,” is still shining bright.
We recognize this through the Life Enhancement Options (LEO) program at Wood Lane. Individuals from the LEO program had the opportunity to hand-make intricate lays to be worn by parade walkers. That activity provided those individuals with disabilities a chance to give back to the community. In addition, it provided a leisure activity, social interaction, and incorporated multiple opportunities for growth and development to take place. The Adult Recreation program also saw the benefits, as the parade provided individuals the opportunity to volunteer – giving them the chance to learn service.
While the weather conditions prevented the parade from taking place, Wood Lane knows that the spirit of Wood County continues with or without the actual parade. At Wood Lane, we see the community parade daily. The parade is the sense of community that we and the individuals that we serve are so fortunate to call home. Our community truly shines better together.